Who Ya Gonna Call? Melissa McCarthy
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—“Ghostbusters” makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of new characters, the central ones played by women.  Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director and co-writer Paul Feig brings his unique take [...]
Melissa McCarthy is ‘Boss’ in New Comedy
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood comedies are filled with oppressive employers: from Dabney Coleman’s sexist and tyrannical Franklin M. Hart Jr. in “9 to 5,” to Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” to all of the higher-ups in “Horrible Bosses,” to name [...]
Self-Described Cheeto Stars in ‘Tammy’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—With her star-making turn in “Bridesmaids,” an ongoing successful TV comedy series, “Mike & Molly” and a hit buddy comedy “Heat” under her belt, comedian Melissa McCarthy teams up with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon in another rib-tickler, “Tammy.” T [...]
Kathy Bates Adds Flash to ‘Tammy’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Kathy Bates earned an Academy Award for playing an obsessed fan in the big screen adaption of Stephen King’s “Misery.” The Memphis, Tenn., native now plays another oddball in the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Tammy,” whose obsession is blowing things up. I [...]